Winter Wonderland…Brrrrr!!!!

How has the weather been where you are at?  It’s definitely been very wintry here in Western Pennsylvania.  Over the Martin Luther King weekend, we got a foot of snow!!  Then we had rain on top of that and bitter cold temperatures.  Too cold to really go out and do anything in it.  And some of it melted with the rain.  Luckily, the one day it was not too bad out there was still some snow, so Lanie and I decided to go play in it!

I wanted to try out my donut snow tube!

Lanie was getting really upset, her one glove wouldn’t stay on, somehow it got all stretched out of shape.  We decided maybe it was best if we went indoors, we didn’t want her to get frostbite.

But not before we made snow angels!!!

Once we were indoors, mom made us some hot chocolate to take to my room while we warmed up.  We enjoyed that along with some goodies I brought back from Disneyworld!

Ginger seemed to think that we should be sharing with her.  I had to remind her that chocolate isn’t good for dogs!  She doesn’t look convinced, does she???

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I’m going to do a quick review of this set.  It’s called the Snow Tubing Play Set by My Life As.  Retail on it when I bought it was $7.92, but I’ve noticed it selling on the Walmart website recently at a reduced price of $6.99.

Of course you get a blow up innertube.  I thought this was super cute.  However, I didn’t care much for how it was “attached” to the cardboard when I went to get it out with some sort of glue type adhesive.  I spent 5-10 minutes just working on getting that off of it, ugh.  Totally unnecessary if you ask me, where in the world did they think it was going to go?

Then there’s a cute little thermos and two mugs of hot chocolate.  The thermos doesn’t open though.  😦

Then a few other accessories–a map, goggles and sunscreen.  Don’t forget that!

Overall I think this is a very cute set and a good value for the price.  I know Mimi and Lanie had fun with it!

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I Went On An Adventure!

Hey everyone, it’s Mimi again!  I hope you all are well, and those of you in the snow areas are safe and warm.  I’m so glad we are home safe–we went on a little trip earlier and got home before all of this nasty weather hit.

Where did we go???

 

ORLANDO!

Dad had a few days off and mom thought it would be a nice opportunity for a little get away.  I was excited that they were taking me along too!  What did we do?  A couple of things.  But the first stop on our trip was a visit to the American Girl store!  I was so excited to go there and visit with some of my friends.

I was very excited to see Maryellen.  She even had the sofa ready for me. 😉

Checked out the new cabin at camp.  Pretty cool!  Except no one told a few of these girls I was coming, they were still sleeping!

These guys were having a pool party, and I didn’t have my swimsuit, darn!

I was super excited though to meet the new Girl Of The Year, Blaire!  Mom was too, she said this was the earliest she’d been to an AG store after a new release.  We both loved the restaurant, so cute and so many neat accessories.

I had a really nice conversation with Blaire too, she’s really enjoying her time as GOTY.  After talking to her, we looked around a bit more and then it was time to head to our hotel.

What did we get while we were there?  A couple of things!  But you’ll have to wait a few days for me to show you what we got, along with some other items we picked up on the trip.  We had a lot of fun though!  Stop by in a few days and I’ll show you some more of what we did in Florida.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  I can’t believe that tomorrow I have to go back to school, Christmas vacation went by way too fast.  Did you have any kind of a celebration for New Years Eve?  We went out to eat and to a movie, then came home and watched TV.  None of us made it to see the ball drop, we all fell asleep!

Did you get anything nice for Christmas?  I had a VERY nice Christmas.  Between my parents, aunts and uncles, friends and Santa, I got quite a few things I’d been wanting and a few I wasn’t expecting!

First off, thank you so much to Xyra and the gang at Tea Time For Melody Q for this adorable holiday shirt!

And these awesome mittens too!

My parents go by the “4 Things” rules for Christmas.  Something to read, something to wear, something you need and something you want.  First, my something to read:

Yeah, I know it’s kind of the wrong season for it, but I really wanted it.  I’ll be ready for next Halloween!

Now for my something to wear:

I saw this dress in the catalog and had mentioned it to my mom, so I was really excited to get it.  And to go with it was my something I wanted:

Cowboy boots!  I think they will look great with the dress.

My something I need was a very cool gift.  I’d mentioned this a while ago, and I was really surprised to get it!

An amp for my guitar!!!  I was so excited, I’ve been using the one that belongs to mom, but it’s too big for me to bring to my room.  This is the perfect size!

My aunts and uncles decided to get me what they called “retro” gifts.  They got me things that reminded them of their own childhoods.

First a set of Lincoln Logs!  You can build cool stuff out of these.

A Lite Brite!  A friend of mine has one of these and I was so excited to get one of my own!

And this cool, old timey-wimey radio!

Did you notice my Dr. Who sounding comment on the radio?  Well, there’s a reason for that.  I exchanged gifts with my friend Louisa–and she got me a cool Dr. Who book–and a sonic screwdriver!!!

Santa brought me a couple of things too.  Some jewelry in my stocking:

These cool chocolates:  (Mom told me I had to eat them a little at a time, not all at once.  Darn!)

And my big present from Santa was super exciting:

I got Luciana!!!!  I was so happy!  Now I can join the doll club too with the other girls.  Here are some pictures of her out of the box, I think she is so pretty!

Oh, that cool fluffy white pillow on my bed, was also a present from Santa.  It will come in very handy for when I want to watch TV or play video games.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my presents.  Did you get anything really special for Christmas?  I loved everything I got this year, but I’m most excited about Luciana and my amplifier for my guitar.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now I have to clean this mess up before Louisa gets here, she’s coming over to play later on!  Bye!  And Happy New Year!